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4200 Sq. Ft., Sleeps up to 28! Great for Family/Group Vacations! Amazing View!!!

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One of our beautiful sunsets! View from the Great Room and Deck

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:28
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

4200 Sq. Ft., Sleeps Up To 28 Guests! Great For Family And Group Vacations!

Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Ausable River Valley and exquisite sunsets year around! The lodge is a brand new log structure with many uniquely hand crafted features. Fully furnished and ready to host your group of 2 to 28! Especially designed to sleep up to 28 guests with 1 master suite and 3 bedrooms each containing 2 sets of full size hand crafted log bunk beds. Each of the 3 bedrooms sleep up to 8 guests. Perfect for families that vacation together, family reunions, weddings, 50th anniversary gatherings, honeymoons, retreats, etc... The decor is warm and welcoming for any occasion. We also have access to Oscoda County's many orv trails right from our property and are set up to accommodated atv's and snowmobiles. Enjoy a fully functional and equipped kitchen for all of your cooking needs. The large loft area has a table top shuffle board table and elliptical exercise machine along with lots of floor space for the kids! Our unique fire pit area has built in seating for large groups and offers a spectacular view. We have a large event grill and 2 picnic tables on the lower patio along with a patio table and chairs on the main floor outdoor deck....All facing the spectacular view! The beautiful sun room is the perfect place to get away and relax with a book or a chat with friends and offers an amazing view of the breath taking sunsets! Most of our guests comment that they just want to stay at the lodge and enjoy the comfort and beauty of the home and the view.


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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 4200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The minimum age for rental of this property is 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are always welcome at the lodge! We do have 2 spiral stair cases so if you have toddlers or little ones you may want to consider bringing a couple of baby gates. We do have a high chair and pack and play available for your use. We have some board games but not much for young children so keep that in mind when planning and packing. We do ask that you would require your children to be respectful of our property and treat our things as you would your own....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    This is a firm rule! We are animal lovers ourselves and we understand the difficulty in finding someone to care for your pet. That being said, our 1st responsibility is to our renters and because many have pet allergies, not to mention the wear and tear on the home and grounds we have to be firm on the 'no pets' standard....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The main floor is wheelchair accessible. There is a drive way to the lower level for entrance into the lower level of the home or to the fire pit area....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28, Beds for 28

  • Master Suite: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2 - loft: 4 bunk bed

    All 4 beds are full size - sleeps 8...moreless

  • Bedroom 3 - lower level: 4 bunk bed

    All 4 beds are full size - sleeps 8...moreless

  • Bedroom 4 - lower level: 4 bunk bed

    All 4 beds are doubles - sleeps 8...moreless

  • Bedroom 5 - loft living area: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The futon will sleep 1 or 2 depending on their size....moreless

  • The master suite is on the main floor. It has a queen size sleep number bed which sits atop a hand hewn log bed. The master suite has it's own full bathroom and walk in closet. The other 3 bedrooms all have 2 sets of full size bunk beds and wonderful mattresses! The loft area also has a futon that can sleep 1 or 2. All of our beds and dressers are hand crafted by local amish. All beds are made with fresh linens for your arrival....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Master Suite: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2 - Main Floor: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3 - Lower Level: toilet, shower

    Seperate shower/toilet area from vanity and sinks...moreless

  • There are 3 full size bathrooms. The bathroom on the lower level is designed to allow those using the sinks and mirrors to be separated from someone showering or using the toilet. This allows several to get ready at one time on the lower level. All bathrooms are stocked with clean bath and hand towels as well as wash cloths....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The lodge is a great place to just relax and enjoy the beauty of northern Michigan inside and out. We have decorated with many animal mounts and items that are native to or were crafted in the area. We also have many unique antique items. Please take the time to read what our past guests have said....It truly is a place to connect with family and friends away from the hustle and bustle of life at home!...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    2...moreless

  • Game Room:

    We have a 12 ft. Table top shuffle board table in the loft, plus lots of floor space for kids to play....moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Large flat screen in the great room and a large regular tv in the basement...moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Although we are nestled on 60 acres of hardwood, we are actually only a few blocks from downtown mio....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Northern michigan is not known as a mountainous region but the ausable view lodge sits high above the community of mio and overlooks the ausable river valley. Our view is nothing short spectacular!...moreless

  • Rural:

    Mio is a quiet rural community nestled in the ausable river valley and surrounded by the huron national forrest....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large dining room table and also 3 bar stools at the kitchen counter....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Firewood provided...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    We have an elliptical in the loft...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    We have quite a large parking area in the front of the lodge and along the driveway....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Please provide your own laundry supplies...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We provide the filters. We also have a coffee carafe on the counter next to the coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    There are dishes / pots and pans and utensils for eating and cooking. We have dishes and silverware for 30 - 36...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Soap provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Our kitchen is stocked much as your home kitchen would be including a large crock pot, an extra large electric griddle and hand mixer....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    There are some pantry items that have been left by other guests that you are welcome to use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    4 slice...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    We have deck with a patio table and chairs off the main floor that wraps around the back side of the home overlooking the ausable river valley for a gorgeous endless view and beautiful sunsets!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The lower level has a large paved area that wraps around the front of the home and leads to the fire pit. There are 2 picnic tables...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    No lawn, but nice landscaping and flowers....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large event grill located on the lower level patio....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    There is a sauna located about 200 yards from the lodge. Contact us for use....moreless

 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Check in is 4pm Check out is 11am

Children 2 and under are free.

Holidays are a 3 night minimum and will be charged at the base or Peak rate.

Groups of 16 or more will incur and extra cleaning fee of not less than $50 & not more than $150

Book 5 consecutive nights and receive a 7% discount

Book 6 consecutive nights and receive a 10% discount

Book 1 full week and receive a 15% discount

No refunds will be given once the final payment has been made


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

80 Miles
Nearest Airport
MBS - Saginaw, MI
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Fairview Hills or Sidewinder
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M-33
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Branch Cafe, Mio Pizza, AuSable River Rest. Mc D's
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Skyline or Hansen Hills - Grayling, MI
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Twin Lakes - Lewiston, MI

Car: Necessary

We are located on the south end of the quaint little town of mio, michigan! Approx. 35 miles north of i 75, 180 miles north of detroit and 100 miles south of the mackinaw bridge. Our unique location gives us the best of both worlds, perched high on a hill overlooking the ausable river valley, yet close enough to walk to town! The lodge is secluded and surrounded by woods on 3 sides. Our area is most widely known for the ausable river, well known for fishing and canoeing. We are only about 5 min. From the river and provide information on local canoe liveries. Mio is also known for the amish community with its many stores and bakeries. Hundreds of miles of atv trails, thousands of acres of national forest, and many lakes make our community a sportsman's paradise. Mio is also surrounded by some of the top rated golf courses in the country.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We make our home on the 60 acres the lodge is located on and have both spent the majority of our lives in this area. God has blessed us with 3 lovely daughters, 1 is married and gave us our 1st grandchild in Oct. 2014!! Two of our daughters live here in Mio and our oldest lives in California. We have 2 spoiled chocolate labs, Jugg and Hunter who we adore. Dale and I enjoy traveling, camping, golf and fishing. We own Handrich trucking, a family business started by Dale's father in 1976. That takes up most of Dale's time, while I (Sandy) run the lodge, and also work at Mio Baptist Church 1 day a week. We are all very involved in our church, and are very thankful for God's many blessings in our lives.

Why the Owner Chose Mio, MI, USA:
This lodge is a dream come true for us. We live on the hill right next to the lodge in a beautiful log home where we raised our family. We have a beautiful view 365 days a year and wanted a way to share it with others and provide quality lodging for large families and groups. We purchased the 60 acres 16 years ago and built our dream home. Dale started clearing the lodge property in 2009, and construction on the lodge began and was completed in 2010.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
We thoroughly enjoyed the process of designing and decorating the lodge. Every area of the lodge was designed with our guests in mind. We wanted to offer something that would be unique yet warm and inviting. We tried to create a place that would be large enough for families to all stay together yet cozy enough for you to be able to relax and feel at home away from home. Some of our favorite features in the lodge would be the large dining room table that seats about 14, it was crafted by local Amish. The fire pit area is a great gathering place and my personal favorite is the beautiful sun room area. Please come and be our guests and experience the true relaxation of the Ausable View Lodge and Northern Michigan.


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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • One of our beautiful sunsets! View from the Great Room and Deck

    One of our beautiful sunsets! View from the Great Room and Deck

  • Great Room from the loft

    Great Room from the loft

  • Sun Room - great place to view the sunset!

    Sun Room - great place to view the sunset!

  • Kitchen view from the Great Room

    Kitchen view from the Great Room

  • Sitting area with futon in the Loft - sleeps 1 or 2

    Sitting area with futon in the Loft - sleeps 1 or 2

  • Loft bedroom with 2 full size bunk beds - sleeps 8

    Loft bedroom with 2 full size bunk beds - sleeps 8

  • Lower level bedroom - view 2. Also 2 full size bunk beds - sleeps 8

    Lower level bedroom - view 2. Also 2 full size bunk beds - sleeps 8

  • Deck off the Great Room and Sunroom. Beautiful sunset viewing!

    Deck off the Great Room and Sunroom. Beautiful sunset viewing!

  • Great gathering place in the evenings! We provide fire wood!

    Great gathering place in the evenings! We provide fire wood!

  • Canoeing the AuSable is a highlight of the summer!

    Canoeing the AuSable is a highlight of the summer!

  • Fly Fishing at it's best on the beautiful AuSable River

    Fly Fishing at it's best on the beautiful AuSable River

  • Tubing, rafting, canoeing or kayaking. Something for everyone on the AuSable!

    Tubing, rafting, canoeing or kayaking. Something for everyone on the AuSable!

  • View driving up to the front of the lodge

    View driving up to the front of the lodge

  • Great Room from the loft

    Great Room from the loft

  • Amish crafted dining room table, seats 14 - 16

    Amish crafted dining room table, seats 14 - 16

  • Master Suite - Amish made queen log bed. Select Comfort Mattress

    Master Suite - Amish made queen log bed. Select Comfort Mattress

  • Pub table and Shuffle Board table in the Loft. Lots of open floor space.

    Pub table and Shuffle Board table in the Loft. Lots of open floor space.

  • Lower level bedroom - view 1

    Lower level bedroom - view 1

  • 2nd Lower level bedroom, 2 full size bunk beds - sleeps 8

    2nd Lower level bedroom, 2 full size bunk beds - sleeps 8

  • Deck wrapping around the Great Room....awesome northern view!

    Deck wrapping around the Great Room....awesome northern view!

  • From the front of the lodge looking down towards the lower level

    From the front of the lodge looking down towards the lower level

  • Spend a leisurely day canoeing the AuSable River.

    Spend a leisurely day canoeing the AuSable River.

  • Pioneer General Store, our Amish Walmart :)

    Pioneer General Store, our Amish Walmart :)

  • Visit our Amish lovely Amish community and it's many stores and bakeries.

    Visit our Amish lovely Amish community and it's many stores and bakeries.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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